July 5, 2022

Bhind (Madhya Pradesh): Bhind, should in all probability, the one district headquarters within the state that doesnít have a jail. And this isn’t as a result of Bhind has develop into free from criminals. The issue is that there isn’t any constructing within the city to deal with the prisoners.

A wall of the dilapidated constructing of the jail had collapsed final 12 months, following which all of the inmates had been shifted to Gwalior jail. Since then, undertrials are introduced from Gwalior day by day to attend courtroom hearings – and this when the Chambal area, of which Bhind is part, is understood for its dreaded outlaws.

Apparently, the development of latest constructing for the district jail, began in 2008, is but to be accomplished. In the meantime, the price of the challenge has escalated from Rs 15 crore to Rs 35 crore.

A wall of the outdated constructing of Bhind district jail had collapsed on July 31, 2022, injuring 21 inmates.††On the time, the jail was holding 255 prisoners who had been later shifted to Gwalior jail. Since then, Bhind is sans jail.

The accused remanded to judicial custody by the courts in Bhind are taken both to sub-jails in Lahar, Gohad or Mehgaon or to Gwalior jail. Equally, undertrials are dropped at Bhind to attend their courtroom hearings.

For sure, that is translating into big bills, moreover inconveniencing the undetrials and the cops accompanying them. Gwalior is about 77 km from Bhind and it takes extra two hours to cowl the space.

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This has additionally led to excessive over-crowding in sub-jails in Bhind district. “They’ve develop into like Kanji Homes,” a senior jail division officer informed Free Press. “The native police are a harassed lot and so are the district collector and district decide. However Venture Implementation Unit (PIU) of PWD is unconcerned,” he mentioned.

Jails in MP

Three†district jails are under-construction within the state. The development of Indore district jail is on since 2004, of Bhind since 2008 and of Chhindwara since 2019.

Many jails are beneath development. Every so often, we ship reminders to the PIU to hasten the development work – Arvind Kumar, DG, Prisons

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